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Barred from traveling abroad; TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee’s relative Maneka Gambhir gets ED summon

Maneka Gambhir, sister-in-law of Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee was stopped at Kolkata airport to travel Bangkok. 

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Kolkata: Maneka Gambhir, sister-in-law of Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee was stopped at Kolkata airport on Saturday where she was denied permission to travel Bangkok.

After which, Gambhir was also given a Enforcement Directorate (ED) summon to appear at its office in Salt Lake on Monday (September 12) at 11 AM. The notice cited that she will be questioned in a money laundering case related to alleged coal scam in West Bengal.

Abhishek Banerjee’s relative arrived at the Kolkata airport by 6:30 – 7 PM where she was scheduled to catch a IndiGo flight to Bangkok at 9 PM. However, she was denied permission and escorted to another room when she reached to the immigration counter.

In the month of August, the Calcutta High Court had ordered the ED to question Gambhir at its office in Kolkata instead of Delhi. The HC had also asked the agency not to take any coercive action against Maneka till the next hearing.

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Media reports claim that Gambhir was stopped on the basis of a Look Out Circular (LOC) issued against her by the federal probe agency following her return to home.

It is worth noting that Gambhir has been interrogated earlier by the central agency in the coal scam case.

Her relative and national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee along with his wife have been interrogated multiple times in the matter.

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